Myofascial Release Approach, as taught by John Barnes PT, is a whole body, hands-on approach to the evaluation and treatment of the human structure. Fascia is incredibly tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body. It is much like a web and extends from the head to toe without interruption.
When injuries occur, the fascia reorganizes along the lines of tension imposed upon it. From direct injury, accidents or unresolved restrictions from the birthing process, physical trauma can cause the fascia to tighten down to prevent further harm. Myofascial release helps eliminate symptoms such as stiffness, pain, headaches, spasms and fibromyalgia. It also restores range of motion, thus removing the straitjacket of pressure caused by restricted fascia.